Codice Sierra

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Author: Codice Sierra [Leon, Nicolas (translator) and Mariano J Rojas]

Year: 1933

Publisher: Imrenta de Museo nacional de arqueologia, historia y etnografi�a

Place: Mexico City


2 parts: part 1: 71 pages of text with some diagrams. Part 2: 39 pictorial leaves printed on both sides with loose facsimile of 1906 title. Both parts housed in original slipcase. Small folio (13" x 9 1/2") in original wrappers housed in folding slipcase with title in gilt on label affixed to spine. Translated from the Nahuatl text to Spanish by Nicolas Leon.

The Codex Sierra is a colonial Mesoamerican account book from Santa Catalina Texupa (in the modern Mexican state of Oaxaca), covering the years from 1550 to 1564. It uses both alphabetic and pictorial modes of writing. Though Texupa is a Mixtec and Chocho community, the text is written in Nahuatl, albeit with some Mixtec words. The pictorial portion likewise uses Mixtec conventions, such as the "A-O" year sign.


Wrapper with edge chips else a better than very good set.

SOLD 2016

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